Red Yeast Rice –
A Natural Way to Support Healthy Blood Lipid Level
Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus Went), made from fermentation of rice, has been used for centuries as a brewing ingredient and as an agent for food colouring and aroma. The Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Ben Cao Gang Mu (Ming Dynasty), has documented that Red Yeast Rice aids digestion, strengthens internal organs and promotes healthy blood circulation.
It contains a natural cholesterol-lowering substance called Monacolin K and has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for centuries. Monacolin-K inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in the body. Since it was first discovered, scientists have found a total of 8 monacolin-like substances in Red Yeast Rice that contains cholesterol-lowering properties.
Other than Monacolin K, Red Yeast Rice also contains other ingredients such as fiber, unsaturated fatty acids like linoleic and linolenic acids, trace minerals like magnesium and vitamins like B-complex and niacin, all of which have known benefits in reducing serum lipids.
What is Monacolin ?
Monacolin K, the main active ingredient in red yeast rice, has been extensively researched andclinically proven to be effective in maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It supports reduction of Triglyceride by to 16%, LDL Cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by up to 24%, reducing the riskof heart related diseases and stroke. There are two forms of Monacolin K – bio-ready and inactive forms. Most red yeast rice products in the market contain mainly the inactive form of Monacolin K, which relies on the body to convert them into the active form. Hence results are not always guaranteed. Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex contains bio-ready form of monacolin which can be readily utilised (reduce the conversion load of the liver) by the body.
Lifestream Red Yeast Rice- Unique Dual-action Formula
Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex is a synergistic, dual-action formula that combines the goodness of premium Red Yeast Rice with 8-year awarding winning Lifestream Cordyceps Stroma. Lifestream Cordyceps Stroma is produced using advance biotechnology by cultivating the fungus in a controlled environment to produce Cordyceps that containing pharmacologically active components similar to those of the wild Cordyceps. Cordycepin and Adenosine found in the Cordyceps work synergistically with Red Yeast Rice to improve blood circulation in the body especially blood flow to the heart and brain. It also helps to strengthen the liver and reduce work load of liver.
Red Yeast Rice
• Support healthy blood lipid levels
• Support healthy heart and blood circulation
• Promote general well-being
• Support healthy bodily functions & blood circulation
• Support functioning of all major body organs such
as lungs, liver and kidney
• Promote healthy immunity & good sleep quality
Why choose Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex:
Real Lives, Real Testimonies
She went for a medical checkup and shockingly she found that her total cholesterol and LDL level were so high that she was prescribed medication to control her cholesterol problem. That’s when she decided started to try Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex. Three months later, she went for another medical checkup. From the medical checkup result, her total cholesterol level dropped from 6.68mmol/L (unhealthy range) to 4.55mmol/L (healthy range). The greatest improvement observed was her LDL level that lessened drastically from 4.456mmol/L to 1.38 mmol/L followed by the significant increase in her good cholesterol, HDL level from 1.41 to 2.22mmol/L. With the help of Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex, Madam Chua successfully overcome her cholesterol problem and regains her health in just 3 months time.
Before (March 2008)
Total Cholesterol: 6.68 mmol (unhealthy range)
High Density Lipids: 1.41 mmol/L
Low Density Lipids: 4.456 mmol/L
TC / HDL Ratio: 4.738
Three months after Red Yeast Rice Complex (July 2008)
Total Cholesterol: 4.55 mmol/L (healthy range)
High Density Lipids: 2.22 mmol/L
Low Density Lipids: 1.38 mmol/L
TC / HDL Ratio: 2.050
In October 2007, Mr Mok went for a medical checkup and that was when he discovered his total cholesterol level, especially his triglycerides levels were too high, thus increasing his risk of heart disease.
Mr Mok was introduced to Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex. After consuming for a few months, he did another test in May 2008 and discovered his total cholesterol level had dropped drastically from 6.96mmol/L to 5.4mmol/L while his triglycerides level had lessened from 4.95mmol/L to 3.6mmol/L. Mr. Mok is very happy to see improvement in his health so soon and was grateful to have found Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex that allowed him to control his cholesterol and triglyceride levels naturally and safely.
Before (October 2007)
Total Cholesterol: 6.96 mmol/L
Triglycerides: 4.95 mmol/L
After (May 2008)
Total Cholesterol: 5.4 mmol/L
Triglycerides: 3.6 mmol/L
Contents: 570mg x 60 vegecaps
- Singapore National Health Survey 2004
- Data from Centre for Disease Control and Prevention